How a Brazilian carnival artiste coped with unemployment in the pandemic by reinventing her craft of stilt-walking
One of the biggest casualties has been Rio's carnival, which would have been held in February but was cancelled for the first time in 109 years because of the pandemic — leaving the small armies of costume designers, mechanics, choreographers, performers and others who usually prepare the parades out of work.
If the region were to become a source of CO2 rather than a "sink", tackling the climate crisis will be that much harder.
President Jair Bolsonaro, under investigation over his administration's handling of the crisis, has attacked mayors and governors who have enforced restrictions
Brazil's health regulator said the adenovirus on which the vaccine is based has the capacity to replicate, which could cause sickness or death
The tournament starts on 22 July, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games that were postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee launched the 30-hour online course this week, which will be mandatory for all 650 athletes, coaches, doctors, nutritionists, officials, and other members of the country's delegation to the Tokyo Games in July and August.
During the pandemic, more than 6.5 million Brazilian women exited the workforce, dropping their participation rate below 48 percent — the lowest in more than a decade
As per the research, published in the journal Cell, recovery from COVID-19 as well as vaccination may offer only incomplete protection against these mutant forms
Last year, professional football was stopped between March and June of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year, since 1993, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day to raise awareness on how human actions are negatively affecting water resources.
Marcelo Queiroga will replace Eduardo Pazuello, an active-duty army general who landed the position despite having no prior health experience
As Brazil tackles contagious new COVID-19 variant, its crisis is a warning to the world, say scientists
Just over 5.8 million Brazilians — roughly 2.6 percent of the population — had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday
Institutional quarantine for seven days and another seven days of home quarantine is already mandatory for persons arriving from the UK, Europe, South Africa and West Asia
Ligue 1: Newly-appointed Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli to self-isolate for seven days before taking charge
The Argentine, who has spent the last year in Brazil coaching Atletico Mineiro, was appointed by Marseille last Friday.
Pele's health has deteriorated in recent years, and in limited recent public appearances, he has been seen in a wheelchair or supported by a walker.
In Brazil, world's largest tree-borne fruit is either danger or delight: Journey of the jackfruit in southern hemisphere
Jackfruit is abundant during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, but many Brazilians are loath to eat it. Historically, it has been consumed more by the poor or enslaved; in barbecue-mad Brazil, the idea of fruit substituting for meat is viewed with suspicion.
COVID-19 in UK: Officials hunt for 'missing' person carrying Brazilian strain as experts sound alarm
The variant that emerged in northern Brazil has been detected in six people in the UK, one of whom cannot be located after they failed to fill in their contact details on a form after taking a coronavirus test
Amazonia-1, which became the first Brazilian satellite to be launched from India, is an optical earth observation satellite of National Institute for Space Research
Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19, announces US FDA
In large clinical trials, the vaccine's efficacy against severe COVID-19 disease was 85.9 percent in the US, 81.7 percent in South Africa, and 87.6 percent in Brazil
In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together, say they 'never identified as boys'
Dr Jose Carlos Martins of Transgender Center Brazil, a clinic in the southeastern city of Blumenau, performed the five-hour surgery on the twins one day apart